October Bellydance Schedule for Mahasti, Hamilton, ON

We have moved a few classes around so you can enjoy your turkey & jack-o-lanterns & still get your bellydance classes in! OCT

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New Session & New Bellydance Classes at Mahasti in Hamilton, ON

If you’re looking to try a choreography class the next session will start Monday June 26th.

We always offer 50% off to students.  We recommend regular classes for dancers 12 & up.  And we offer up to 50% off your first class card.

We have some exciting drop in classes starting soon.  Thursday night will switch over to 2 drop in classes from Thurs June 29th.  If you have lots of vacation time, have a hectic schedule, suffer from an excessive amount of friends, try our drop in schedule.  You can attend as much or as little as you like.  As ever you have 3 months (from the day of purchase) to use up your class card.  So if you purchase your class card on June 7th it’s good until September 7th.

We are performing at Aga Khan Museum in Toronto this week so there is no class Wed June 21st or Sat June 24th.  We are open for the long weekend & all other days.

 

 

Unlimited Bellydance Pass Sale

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Bellydance with us for $1000 (plus tax) a year.  It works out to a little over $21 a week for up to 12 classes.  That’s about $1.80 per class. Even cheaper than our Groupon deal! No welcome, student or other discounts are valid at this price.

To give you an idea of the savings, a single drop in class is $16 + tax.

https://mahasti.ecwid.com/#!/1-Year-Unlimited-Bellydance-2017-SPECIAL-LIMITED-TO-10-PASSES/p/75603527/category=18890055

This year long pass is regularly $1500 + tax.  Students may purchase the regularly priced pass for 50% off which is even cheaper! $847.50 with taxes. $16 a week or about $1.35 per class if you’re coming to all 12!  Use coupon code: STUDENT

https://mahasti.ecwid.com/#!/1-Year-of-Unlimited-Bellydance-Classes/p/75435269/category=18890055

We also have 1, 3 or 6 month passes available if you’re interested in a shorter unlimited pass.

Hamilton Bellydance Summer Schedule

Our next choreography sessions start May 25, June 23, July 23, Aug 21.  We recommend starting week 1 if you’re new to dance.

We also have on-going drop in classes so you can start learning bellydance anytime you like!

Monday 7PM Basics with Eshe

Tuesday 6:20PM Basics, 7:30 Drop in Lebanese, 8:40 Drop in (Pay What You Can) Egyptian with Peggy

Thursday 7PM Basics (Pay What You Can) with Eshe

Saturday 10:45AM Basics with Eshe

Full-time students in highschool, college or university always enjoy 50% off discount.

If it’s your first class you can also enjoy up to a 50% off discount.  4 classes ($39 + tax) $44 or 8 classes ($55 + tax) $62.

No questions are silly! Let us know if you have any.  Contact eshebellydancer@hotmail.com

 

Holiday Schedule

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We are running on a slightly modified schedule during the holidays.  There will be no Tuesday or Thursday classes.  We will be extending your class cards an extra 2 weeks to make up for it.

Thurs Dec 22, Tues Dec 27, Thurs Dec 29, Tues 1/3  – no regular class instead 7:30-9PM Pay What You Can

Sat Dec 24, Sat Dec 31 (regular schedule)

10-10:30 AM Caregiver  & Me Kids Bellydance

10:45AM Bellydance Basics (Drop ins welcome)

11:50 Top 40 Bellydance Choreography

12:55 Modern Bellydance Choreography

Mon Dec 26, Mon Jan 2 (regular schedule)

7PM Bellydance Basics (Drop ins welcome)

8:15PM Turkish Bellydance Choreography

Wed Dec 28, Jan 4 (regular schedule)

7PM Egyptian Bellydance Choreography

8:15PM Modern Bellydance Choreography

If you want to dance, we are here for you.  If you’re a bit busy, enjoy the 2 week extension on your class card & come back refreshed in the new year.  As ever, if you have questions please contact Eshe at eshebellydancer@hotmail.com

We’re located at 1 West Ave S, Suite 300 (3F), Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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Your First Bellydance Class at Mahasti

WHERE

1 West Ave S, Suite 300 (3rd floor) Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

We are near the Canadian Tire downtown, directly adjacent to First Place.

PARKING

There is parking at the building.  You may use any spot except 3 or 10.

RESERVATION

It’s unnecessary to make a reservation but we always welcome a heads-up if you’re new to the studio & coming for the first time.  We can let the instructor know to expect you & show you around.  Let us know at eshebellydancer@hotmail.com

REGISTRATION

If you have purchased a class card from Groupon please print out & bring the purchase form with you.  Groupon does not collect the taxes, please bring them with you.  $39 class cards = $5. $55 class card = $7.

There is no registration process but we invite you to arrive 5 minutes early to class.

EXPIRATION

Your class card is good for 3 months.  So if you buy it Jan 5th it expires April 5th.  You may use your class card as quickly as you like.

If you finish all of your classes within the 3 months & would like to buy additional classes to use within the same period you may “top up” your class card.

WHAT TO WEAR

We dance barefoot.  Please wear comfortable clothes you can move freely in.  Most women wear yoga or workout gear.  If you have a hipscarf feel free to bring it with you.

You may wish to dress in layers according to the weather.

WHAT TO BRING

You may wish to bring water & a face towel with you.

FACILITIES

We have 2 bathrooms, a kitchen (with a microwave, fridge, sofa, oven, sink) as well as a sink in the studio.

CLASS STRUCTURE

We have a 5-10 minute warm-up, 40-50 minutes of class and a 5-10 minute cool down.  If you require additional stretching feel free to start before class or continue after the teacher has finished (until the next class starts).

YOUR FIRST DANCE CLASS?

If this is your first time ever dancing or bellydancing we recommend the basics class.  All other classes are beginner or beyond beginner level.

WHEN WILL IT START TO FEEL MORE NATURAL?

Generally, at the end of 8 classes or 2 months.  There is still much growth to be done but at that time you may start to feel the moves flowing a bit easier.

WHAT TO FOCUS ON?

In Bellydance we build from the floor up.  First we get the feet moving, then add hips & bodywork, then arms and the last piece of the puzzle is usually expression.

If you’re finding class challenging focus on just getting the feet right.  If that feels good, add the body & hip work. If all of that is flowing you can throw in the arms.  Still grooving? Work on the expression & feeling.

CLASS ETIQUETTE

Please arrive on time & put your phone on mute.  Listen to your body 1st and the instructor 2nd.   You will at times feel effort you should never feel pain.    Ask questions to the instructor (each class has only 1). Avoid giving instructions, advice or corrections if you’re not the instructor.  Be kind to yourself.

WHO IS THE BOSS?

You are.

Please ask if you’d like to see a move one more time, go a bit slower or a bit faster.  We are here to help you on your journey in dance.

We are always interested in your feedback after the lesson or through email eshebellydancer@hotmail.com

WHEN CAN I START?

Basics classes are not cumulative so you can begin them at any point in time.  We also have on-going drop-in classes that are friendly to those with unpredictable schedules or whom don’t wish to learn choreography.

Our sessions follow the moon calendar.  Generally they are 4-6 weeks long.  If you miss the first few weeks you are still welcome to join a choreography class.  Please recognize if you are new to dance or the studio, it may be more challenging for you than for someone who has attended since the beginning of the session.  Being gentle with yourself & your expectations is key.

CAN I PERFORM?

We have a monthly event called “Harem” on the 2nd Saturday of every month where all studio dancers are invited to share their dance.